In-Laws Break Promise to Spend Time with Grandkids

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Associated Press

Today is Friday, Oct. 26, the 300th day of 2012. There are 66 days left in the year.

Highlights in history

In 1774: The First Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia.

In 1825: The Erie Canal opened in upstate New York, connecting Lake Erie and the Hudson River.

In 1861: The legendary Pony Express officially ceased operations, giving way to the transcontinental telegraph. (The last run of the Pony Express was completed the following month.)

In 1881: The "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" took place in Tombstone, Ariz.

In 1902: Women's-rights pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton died in New York at 86.

In 1921: The Chicago Theatre, billed as "the Wonder Theatre of the World," first opened.

In 1949: President Harry S. Truman signed a measure raising the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents per hour.

In 1958: Pan American Airways flew its first Boeing 707 jetliner from New York to Paris in 8 hours and 41 minutes.

In 1972: Aviation innovator Igor Sikorsky died in Easton, Conn., at 83.

In 1979: South Korean President Park Chung-hee was shot to death during a dinner party along with his chief bodyguard by the head of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, Kim Jae-kyu, who was later executed.

10 years ago: The hostage siege by Chechen rebels at a Moscow theater ended with 129 of the 800-plus captives dead.

Five years ago: Friedman Paul Erhardt, television's "Chef Tell," died in Upper Black Eddy, Pa., at 63.,by JERALDINE SAUNDERS

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Play hard to get. Get a new perspective by talking to unusual people in the immediate environment, but don't put your heart on the line.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Amorous assignations could heat passions to the boiling point. Make sure you bring oven mitts, so you don't get scalded.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be as good as you can be at everything you do. Don't be overly embarrassed or feel guilty about errors.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Pinch pennies today, and there will be ample cents to spend tomorrow. Put off romantic ideas until tomorrow.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Opposites do attract. But it is always the birds of a feather who end up flocking together.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your social skills are in high demand. Others in close connection could be somewhat curt and to the point.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don't let mistakes keep you from trying again. If you fall off a horse, climb back into the saddle.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Let the good times roll. Love won't fall apart when there are minor distractions.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Romantic fantasies can come true. You are likely to hit the target if you aim for lasting affection. Reassess financial matters and consider changes.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Crawl out from under your rock. Cosmic conditions are improving by leaps and bounds.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Friends and lovers might be the same thing. Your ability to attract admiration gets four gold stars.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The worst that can happen has probably occurred. Don't let your imagination get the best of you.

IF OCT. 26 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Maintain a low profile for the next four to six weeks. Your ambitions are peaking, but you must pay your dues to become a member of the club. Work hard between now and mid- December, but avoid irrevocable changes or taking on additional financial obligations. You are an apt pupil and will learn to handle your money wisely. …